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Waynesboro man killed in accident at concrete plant

August 26, 2008|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An employee of Nitterhouse Concrete and Masonry Products was killed Monday afternoon in an industrial accident at the plant on Molly Pitcher Highway, according to the Franklin County Coroner's Office.

Robert E. Strang, 58, of Waynesboro, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:09 p.m. accident, Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said.

The manner of death was an industrial accident, Conner said, but the cause of death has not been released pending the results of an autopsy Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa.

Strang died in the company's precast/prestressed concrete plant, where hollowcore planks are made, Conner said. Details of the accident will be released after the autopsy, he said.

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Company officials told him Strang had held the same job at the plant for about eight years, Conner said.

Pennsylvania State Police and the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration also were investigating the accident, Conner said. Nitterhouse notified OSHA, he said.

The last fatal industrial accident in the county was in July 2005 at the former Grove Worldwide plant in Shady Grove, Pa., Conner said. In that incident, the man died from a fall, he said.

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